World Book Day: Edinburgh kids dress up as favourite characters

Aiden looks fab as an Oompa Lumpa from Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Picture: Arlene Marshall Howie/Facebook
Aiden looks fab as an Oompa Lumpa from Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Picture: Arlene Marshall Howie/Facebook
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THE school drop-off was an eye-opener this morning, with kids across Edinburgh swapping their school uniforms for World Book Day fancy dress for.

World Book Day was designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and is marked in more than 100 countries around the globe.

The origins of the day we now celebrate in the UK and Ireland come from Catalonia, where roses and books were given as gifts to loved ones on St. George’s Day – a tradition started over 90 years ago.

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Lexie dressed up as Maggie Simpson. Picture: @Sarafino1/Twitter

Lexie dressed up as Maggie Simpson. Picture: @Sarafino1/Twitter

Neve dressed up as Tiffany Aching from Terry Pratchett's Hat Full of Sky. Picture: Gillian Taylor-Bridges/Facebook

Neve dressed up as Tiffany Aching from Terry Pratchett's Hat Full of Sky. Picture: Gillian Taylor-Bridges/Facebook

Harry Potter again proved popular. Picture: @AngelaS09/Twitter

Harry Potter again proved popular. Picture: @AngelaS09/Twitter

Here's someone dressed as Tom Gates. Picture: Nicola Ferguson/Twitter

Here's someone dressed as Tom Gates. Picture: Nicola Ferguson/Twitter

You're not seeing double - it's another Harry! This time Aaron. Picture: Charlotte Park/Twitter

You're not seeing double - it's another Harry! This time Aaron. Picture: Charlotte Park/Twitter